WACIT Uganda: How cultural integration starts early for refugee children 

For children born in the settlement, acculturation came easily. The older ones adapted quickly, both within their separate but proximate communities and especially at school. It was refreshing to see them mix as it was the most natural thing in the world.

Adults need more work, as they bring more entrenched experiences and tensions, even between national groups. They also need support and alternative economic means to encourage them to send children to school.

Overall, this was a prime example of tolerance, with children leading the way.


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